Call for COVID-19 Pandemic Stories - TMI Project

Thank you for taking the recent drop-in workshop, Alone Together. We thoroughly enjoyed our time together.


TMI Project would like to invite you to submit a story of up to 1,000 words about hope, resilience, loneliness, silver linings, the unexpected gifts you’ve received, and losses you’ve grieved during the COVID-19 pandemic. A selection of stories will be featured in a digital story-thon on our social media platforms during Hudson Valley Gives Day, an annual fundraiser held each May for nonprofits in and around the Hudson Valley. After the campaign, all featured stories will be part of the Alone Together collection on our website.

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 1st, 2021

This is an invitation for Alone Together participants and not an open call for stories.Please do not share this link. 

Please note: We cannot guarantee that everyone who submits will be selected. We appreciate all of your stories and do not make our decisions based on good vs. bad work but aim to curate a varied collection of perspectives and experiences. If you are chosen, you must be willing to have your story edited.

Remember, A TMI Project story has specific required elements: 

  • All stories have to be true. 
  • All stories are first-person stories. You, the writer, are the main character.
  • You’re willing to be vulnerable and expose your humanity by including the “TMI” parts of your story — the parts we usually leave out because of shame, embarrassment, stigma or cultural expectations. 
  • Your story is about an experience in which you went through some kind of transformation from beginning to end with tension in the middle that makes the reader want to keep reading.

Thank you for sharing your stories with us!


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